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Robbie Williams and Ayda Field announce birth of third child via surrogate

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Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Field have surprised fans by announcing they have become parents to a baby girl via a surrogate.

X Factor judge Ayda, 39, said it had been a “very long and difficult path to get here”.

They have named their daughter Colette Josephine Williams.

She’ll be called Coco for short.

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Ayda shared the couple’s happy news to Instagram via a black-and-white image showing the baby’s hand alongside those of her siblings and parents.

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Ayda and Robbie are already parents to daughter Teddy, five, and three-year-old son Charlie.

She told fans Coco is “biologically ours” and was carried by “an incredible surrogate mother”.

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Ayda said their third child’s arrival was a “long time coming” (Credit: Wenn/Phil Lewis)

Ayda wrote alongside the photo: “I spy with my little eye an extra little hand.

“So we have been keeping a very special secret! We are delighted to share with you that we have had a baby girl … welcome to the world Colette (Coco) Josephine Williams!!.

“It has been a very long and difficult path to get here, which is why we have kept it on the down low.”

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The couple keep their children away from the limelight (Credit: Instagram/ @aydafieldwilliams)

She added: “Family comes in all forms, and this little lady, who is biologically ours, was carried by an incredible surrogate mother, to whom we will be eternally grateful.

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“We are over the moon to have this beautiful baby girl in our lives and so blessed that we live in a world which makes this possible. As with Teddy and Charlie, we ask that you respect Coco’s privacy and allow us to grow into our new team of 5! #TeamWilliams”.

Robbie, 44, and Ayda are currently appearing on screen together as X Factor judges.

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